Last night we slept through the longest night of the year. Those of us who got any sleep, that is. Churches held “Blue Christmas” or “Longest Night” services for anyone needing time and space to acknowledge their pain and grief. And if any year deserved such a service where I come from, it would be … [Read more...] about The Consolation of Christmas
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.Blessed are the humble, for they will inherit the earth.Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they … [Read more...] about Beatitudes and the Lord’s Prayer
Sometimes the spiritual life can feel so mysterious, so confusing, so…spiritual. What should I pray? When should I pray? How should I pray? There are plenty of books written about it by people much wiser than I am. But the amount of information available can be overwhelming and the last thing I want … [Read more...] about Be Still Before The Lord
I had no idea that walking into a church foyer would change everything. In the weeks leading up to that day I found myself kneeling by my bedside and crying out to God. Life had become extremely challenging and I was having trouble meeting the challenge. I am so grateful that what had been … [Read more...] about Life-Changing Jesus
It was early on a damp, cool spring morning. As I walked along I thought about how the weather fit my mood. A full calendar of commitments, some of which were last minute additions made the days ahead look rather large. A quick glance at the morning headlines confirmed that nothing on the world … [Read more...] about Who Do You Say That I Am?
I sometimes find it difficult to believe that God hears me and would want to have a relationship with me. After all, there are billions of people on earth and it's easy to feel insignificant in the grand scheme of things. It's easy to wonder if He's really there, especially when we don't get … [Read more...] about “Not Yet”